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SERIES: Liberty Seated Half Dollars 1839-1891
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1877-CC 50C (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66
PCGS #:
6356
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Designer:
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Weight:
12.50 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
1,420,000
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$43,700 • PCGS MS67 • 1-1-2009 • Stack's
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1
37
4
1
2
29
11
2
4
46
7
4
6
53
16
6
45+
285
45+
50+
450
50+
53+
550
53+
55+
675
55+
58+
850
58+
62+
1,750
62+
63+
2,450
63+
64+
4,150
5
64+
66+
15,000
66+
67+
40,000
1
67+
Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 700 R-5.6 21 / 45 TIE 64 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 300 R-6.4 39 / 45 113 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 30 R-8.9 28 / 45 TIE 83 / 126 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67+ PCGS grade

Stack's 1/2007:689, $43,700 - Bob R. Simpson Collection

2 MS67 estimated grade  

John M. Clapp Collection - John H. Clapp Collection, sold intact in 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 4/1997:2044, $16,500

3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67+ PCGS grade

Stack's 1/2007:689, $43,700 - Bob R. Simpson Collection

2 MS67 estimated grade  

John M. Clapp Collection - John H. Clapp Collection, sold intact in 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 4/1997:2044, $16,500

3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade  
3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 estimated grade  

Stack's/Bowers 8/2011:7374, $24,438

3 MS66 estimated grade  

Heritage 5/2003:6770, $11,500

Ron Guth: The 1877-CC Half Dollar has a smaller mintage than the 1876-CC, but the numbers of certified examples of each is very similar.  However, there are far more Mint State examples of the 1877-CC, which raises the question, "Why."  This was not the final year of Half Dollar production at the Carson City, nor was there any reason to expect that collector demand increased substantially in one year.  Was there a mini-hoard of Mint State examples discovered after-the-fact?  Whatever the reason, this is a great opportunity for collectors to obtain nice examples from this scarce Mint at a price that offers good value.  MS63 and MS64 examples exist in nearly equal quantities.  Gems are reasonably common, and even MS66's can be found with relative ease.  Anything better is an extreme rarity.

1877-CC Half Dollars are generally well-made, with a strong strike and clean surfaces.